Goodwill Gems: How to Elevate Your Home Decor on a Budget

Moving into a new space or simply refreshing your home decor can be an exciting endeavor, but it often comes with a hefty price tag. Many big-box stores can be way out of budget, or the “dupes” can often be poorly crafted or last only for a short while.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to elevate your home without breaking the bank. From do-it-yourself projects to upcycling treasures found at Goodwill, there’s a wealth of affordable and quality options waiting to be discovered. 

DIY Delights

One of the most satisfying ways to personalize your home decor is through do-it-yourself projects. From crafting custom wall art to refurbishing furniture, the possibilities are endless. With a bit of creativity and some basic tools, you can transform ordinary items into extraordinary pieces that reflect your unique style.

Consider repurposing old wooden crates into stylish shelving units or turning mason jars into chic candle holders. You can also give new life to tired furniture by painting or staining it in a fresh color. Strip off old wood stain and give the wood a new look with fresh coat of stain that you like.

Reupholster an outdated chair and give it a fresh new look. That crazy colored cushion may not fit your space, but you can find fabric in our stores that may give it the vibe you’re looking for. Many times, if the shape of a chair is something you like, you can often take the bones and make it into something that’s fresh and fun. 

Little vintage jars and pots can turn into matchstick holders just by adding a small striker strip on the side. Like a frame but not the painting or vice versa? Swap out the art or put some new life on the frame by painting it with gold. 

Not only are these DIY projects fun to tackle, but they also allow you to infuse your home with personality without spending a fortune. With these DIYs, you can make one-of-a-kind pieces that make your home as unique as you.

Upcycling Thrifted Treasures

Goodwill stores are treasure troves of affordable home decor items just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re searching for vintage finds or modern pieces, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. From furniture to decorative accessories, Goodwill offers a wide selection of items at budget-friendly prices.

Look for unique pieces like vintage mirrors, colorful vases, or quirky picture frames. You can also find gently used furniture that can be easily updated with a coat of paint or new hardware. Not only will you save money by shopping at Goodwill, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause by giving new life to pre-loved items, and you can often find pieces of furniture that stand the test of time and are made of solid wood. 

Goodwill for Moving

Moving into a new home is the perfect time to take stock of your belongings and purge items you no longer need. Before packing up for your move, consider donating gently used furniture, home decor, and household goods to Goodwill. Not only will you be decluttering your space, but you’ll also be helping others in need.

When moving, it’s also a great opportunity to scout Goodwill for new items to complement your space. Whether you need kitchen essentials, decorative accents, or even furniture, Goodwill has you covered at prices that won’t break the bank. Plus, by shopping secondhand, you’re reducing waste and minimizing your environmental impact.

Donating and Purging Before a Move

Before the chaos of moving day arrives, take some time to declutter and donate items you no longer use or need. Not only will this make packing and unpacking easier, but it will also help you start fresh in your new home. Sort through your belongings room by room and set aside items to donate to Goodwill. You can start with a fresh slate but feel good doing it by donating. 

When deciding what to keep and what to donate, ask yourself if each item serves a purpose or brings you joy. If not, it’s time to let it go. Remember, donating to Goodwill not only benefits those in need but also gives your pre-loved items a chance at a new life.

Elevating your home decor on a budget is entirely achievable with a little creativity and resourcefulness. Whether you’re tackling a DIY project, shopping at Goodwill, or donating and purging before a move, there are countless ways to transform your space without breaking the bank. So why wait? Start exploring the possibilities today and turn your house into a home filled with Goodwill gems.

Exciting Events this Week!

Amazing things are always happening at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona! Whether you are looking for a daily special or want to participate in one of our job training events, we have something for you.

*Daily deals are valid at select Metro Phoenix, Prescott, and Yuma locations. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details. Dollar Day pricing adjustment goes into effect on Jan. 5, 2023.

Discount valid on used merchandise only. Not valid on food or drink, new goods, seasonal or holiday items. Not valid at Goodwill Clearance Center.